Ole Miss Alumnus Celebrates 31 Years of Military Service in the Grove

Col. Paul 'Voodoo' Nelson hopes to pass on legacy of service in return home

OXFORD, Miss. – On a sunny October afternoon, retiring Air Force flight surgeon Col. Dr. Paul Nelson (BA 89) and wife Betsy Moore Nelson (BS 89) welcomed friends and family to the University of Mississippi to mark a three-decade arc that has taken them around the world and right back where they began. Standing inRead the story …

MLK Celebration to Feature Colorado College President

UM alumnus Mike Edmonds to discuss importance of building community in times of chaos during virtual event

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is revisiting Martin Luther King’s 1967 book, “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?” as part of the Community-Wide MLK Celebration 2021. This year’s celebration, which will take place virtually at 6 p.m. Friday (Jan. 15), is headlined by MikeRead the story …

Your Favorite Writer’s Favorite Writer

Why writing about Curtis Wilkie's career will be a highlight of mine

Writing the University of Mississippi‘s definitive retirement profile on Curtis Wilkie was the kind of responsibility I wasn’t sure I wanted, but it’s become a memory I will share for years to come. When I arrived at Wilkie’s Oxford home with university photographer Logan Kirkland, we were bummed that rain might hamper our plans toRead the story …

Cadet Named Navy Federal Credit Union Air Force ROTC All-American

Ole Miss senior Megan Steis recognized among nation's top cadets for service to her unit, community

OXFORD, Miss. – Megan Steis wants to fly. And as a Navy Federal Credit Union Air Force ROTC All-American, her trajectory is certainly pointed skyward. Steis, a University of Mississippi senior majoring in Chinese, was among a select group of students nationwide to receive the award, which is given out each year to ROTC seniorsRead the story …

Truth Seeker and Storyteller: Curtis Wilkie Retires from UM

Veteran reporter, longtime Ole Miss journalism faculty member served as conscience of the campus, mentor to many

OXFORD, Miss. – When Curtis Wilkie left Mississippi for the East Coast in 1969, he did it with a promise that he would never return. Half a century later, the University of Mississippi journalism professor is putting a period on his career in the same place where it began: Oxford. The Summit native and OleRead the story …

New 2+2 Program Aims to Graduate Teachers in Jackson Area

Students at Hinds Community College can pursue UM education degree

OXFORD, Miss. – Every semester, community college students across the state transfer into programs at the University of Mississippi, but this fall is the first time a cohort has continued into their junior year at Hinds Community College‘s Rankin Campus in Pearl while attending courses taught by UM instructors. These 10 UM juniors are theRead the story …

Dialogues on Diversity Series to Focus on Pandemic, Policing, Politics

'Nationwide Now' series reckons with inequalities in our present reality

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is kicking off its annual Dialogues on Diversity series next week under the theme, “Nationwide Now: Reckoning with Inequities in Pandemic, Policing and Politics.” “Over the past few months, many painful inequities around the world have come to light,” said Shawnboda Mead,Read the story …

‘Everybody Loves Lincoln’ Virtual Event Discusses Activism, Authority

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi community members are invited to join fellow students, faculty and staff from other universities around the state for a virtual event discussing activism and authority across the country. The event, titled “Everybody Loves Lincoln,” will use humor to set the tone for a debate and conversation around several topics.Read the story …

Honors College Scholarship Recipients Continue Legacy of Excellence

2020 freshman class defined by COVID-19 embodies passion, determination

OXFORD, Miss. – The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarship money to an incoming freshman class that its leaders said have been more prepared to face adversity in their lifetimes than any other previous class. This sense of challenge is primarily due to challengesRead the story …

Isom Center Kicks Off Sixth Sarahfest with Facebook Live Concert

This year's festival focuses on connecting communities through digital events

OXFORD, Miss. – The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi is kicking off the sixth annual Sarahfest on Saturday (Oct. 3) with a Facebook Live concert by musician and University of Memphis student Jordan Occasionally. The yearly festival recognizes women’s contributions to visual arts, literature, music and media.Read the story …